The market for collectibles is predicted to hit a value of half a trillion dollars in the near future. Not a bad return for a marketplace centered around musty attics filled with childhood plush toys and old NES cartridges!
With a value like that, it’s no wonder so many people are curious about getting into high demand collectibles. But the question is, which are the best collectibles to invest in 2021?
An excellent question, and whether you have a garage, attic, or basement filled with dusty childhood ephemera, we’re here to tell you about the best collectors toys of this year.
If you or a family member were lucky enough to be a nerd in the 1970s, chances are you have some great high demand collectibles around your home.
For example, truly vintage Apple tech sells like hotcakes. A good condition Apple I computer can sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars on the collectibles market. Surviving pieces of computing history are some of the most high demand collectibles around.
But you don’t need to dive back to the disco era to find stuff that’s valuable. Original iPods can also go for a few thousand bucks on second-hand markets. Those things are barely over 20 years old!
Stuffed bears aren’t just for kids! Well, okay, they’re mostly for kids, but a select few are also some of the most high demand collectibles on the planet.
We all remember beanie babies, right? Those cute little guys were a defining fad of the 1990s, with millions of people trying to find out where to buy the latest one.
Guess what? They never went away. Beanie babies like Halo the Bear or Patti the Platypus regularly trade at values in the thousands of dollars. If your parents filled your childhood bedroom with these plush pals, then there’s every possibility you might be sitting (or sleeping) on a fortune.
Take a look; it’s in a book! If “it” refers to ten thousand dollars, and the book is a sought-after first edition. Bibliophiles go gaga for rare first editions, so if you’ve got a few tomes taking up room at home, check to see when they were published.
So have a root around your bookshelves. If you have a copy of A Christmas Carol or an old Hemingway novel, congratulations on your newfound fortune.
And if you have a first edition of some 16th-century classic hanging around, barricade your home against roaming Indiana Jones types.
Finding the Best Collectibles to Invest in 2021 Is Easier Than You Think
That concludes our whirlwind tour of the rarest, coolest, and best collectibles to invest in 2021. Whether you’re a die-hard collector or you just have a few knick-knacks and gewgaws around the home, it’s worth looking through them to see if you have a hidden fortune.
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